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If i were going X79 then the new Asrock Extreme 11 would be top of my list 4 way x16 speeds sli/cfx, The most feature packed X79 board available

Except I would never use 4 way SLI, most I was ever use is 2 way, and I am not paying $600 for a motherboard unless it is a dual cpu board. I just want a reliable board

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post #12 of 15
You might want to check out Asus P9X79 boards, either PRO or DELUXE or WS. I have PRO. So far so good. These boards have a lot of features & not too expensive.
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Koolance Ball Valve VLV-BL1X2 XSPC D5 Dual Bay Reservoir/Pump Combo Hardware Labs Black Ice GT Stealth 360mm Hardware Labs Black Ice SR-1 120 
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post #13 of 15
I have the Rampage IV Extreme and it's a great board.
post #14 of 15
Asus P9X79 Deluxe has done me well

but Asrock Extreme has a few extra features, main one being more SATA ports
post #15 of 15
I will just chime in here and say I'm very pleased with my 2011 build. As one previous poster above suggested, I too would highly recommend the Sabertooth X79 w/3820 CPU as spending near upwards of $600 for a 6 core is not justified IMO. That price is sure to drop next year then all of us on this platform can move up without starting over from scratch. I selected the Sabertooth X79 not so much for its color scheme (though I'm a bit biased to it) but rather for this board being the most cool running of all X79 boards and one of the best warranties (5 years) in the motherboard world. To provide that kind of warranty, you really have to deliver a very good quality product or watch your profits diminish very quickly. Myself, I don't like dealing with issues too often when it pertains to my computing needs. Troubleshooting is not a hobby I enjoy.

The important thing to me (IMO) is to get on the platform instead of following the "sheep" pushing 1155 boards. While those are very good reliable boards, your limitations are just around the corner once apps begin coming out specifically designed for 2011. If gaming is your only thing, then the ROG Maximus is your path. As far as the most "feature rich" board of all X79s and the real deal, I'd say the ASUS P9X79 Pro/Deluxe is the route to go, despite the bad reviews of many DOAs. Speaking of which, there seems to be a bad run of ASRock boards out right now getting some bad reviews while others are tossing them in the garbage after just one year. The positive reviews appear to be coming from mostly unverified owners, so those looking to go that direction should pay attention to that unless you favor disposable motherboards like cameras.

Many people are about this "bang for buck" where technology a step or two down is mainstream, which to me is like buying a used car that is one year old. This does save you money, but those buying those new cars remain on the cutting edge by trading them in for a new model every year or two, which is exactly what you can do with this platform once it becomes mainstream. The only big difference I see in jumping on the 2011 platform is around $150, which is small in comparison to what people spend for GPUs, which get outdated as fast as food on grocery shelves. People seem to disregard the "bang for buck" in that department and buy the newest thing on the market. 660s are currently selling like hotcakes.
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